The flash system is still not good enough for pro use, and there are some tweaks needed to a rather odd Auto ISO algorithm. But otherwise the SL is a big breakthrough for Leica.
One of the attractions of the Leica SL is also its ability to use, with adaptors, lenses from other professional systems. I purchased the Novoflex LET/NIK adaptor from B&H a couple of weeks back, and finally was able to give it a spin today.
I used the Nikkor 14mm F/2.8, which is a superb lens in its own right. The Novoflex is really well engineered, so coupling was instant. Felt very solid.
Of course, the acid test is the image. I took a short series in the garden, and very pleased with the results.
In each case, I set the SL on Aperture priority, using Auto ISO. The Nikkor 14mm was set at F/5.6, which delivers pretty much edge to edge sharpness and no vignetting (any vignetting here is because I liked the treatment in post processing – I used Color Efex Pro inside Lightroom). The focus-peaking worked brilliantly, so allowing me to really get tight on the subject area I wanted.
Daffodils were taken at 20cm, the closest focussing of the Nikkor, ISO 50 and 1/640th sec.
Blossoms also taken at 20cmm. ISO 50 and 1/500th.
And this interior shot, also at 20cm. ISO 125 and 1/30th sec.
Really pleased with the end results, and plan to put that 14mm in my SL kit bag when out and about in future.